Lilly Lake Beach re-opens, but under advisory

Lilly Lake Beach has re-opened today, but with a swimming advisory in effect after the most recent round of bacteria testing, Wheatland town Clerk Sheila Siegler reports.

The Aug. 13 test result showed 387 cfu/100mls. Any result over 235 cfu/100mls triggers an advisory.

Guidelines during an advisory include:

  • Swim at your own risk.
  • Do not ingest lake water.
  • Shower after swimming.
  • Wash hands before eating.
  • Do not swim if you are ill.

A test result over 1000 cfu/100mls closes the beach. The beach had been closed since a high reading in a Aug. 7 test.

Yet another test was performed this morning with the results available tomorrow morning.

“We are heading in the right directon,” Siegler said.


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